from The Century Dictionary.
- Susceptible of decomposition by an electric current. Also spelled
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Capable of being electrolyzed, or decomposed by electricity.
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- adjective Capable of being
electrolyzed, or decomposedby electricity.
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_ -- I have already given my reasons for concluding that sulphuric acid is not electrolyzable, i.e. not decomposable directly by the electric current, but occasionally suffering by a secondary action at the
Hence it appears that acetic acid is not electrolyzable, but that
It was an important matter to determine whether the chlorine was a primary result, or only a secondary product, due to the action of the oxygen evolved from water at the _anode_ upon the muriatic acid; i.e. whether the muriatic acid was electrolyzable, and if so, whether the decomposition was _definite_.
My belief is, that when sulphur appears during the action of the pile on sulphuric acid, it is the result of a secondary action, and that the acid itself is not electrolyzable (757.).